Take a break from finals or grading to read the new issue of Gandy Dancer, the SUNY-wide literary journal published by Rachel Hall’s Editing and Production workshop (ENGL 426) in conjunction with Fraser Hall Library. This issue is the eighteenth published by the class, and all issues are available online at the journal’s website. The featured student work represents nine different SUNY schools.
The editors of the current issue, Maria Pawlak and Amina Diakite, summarize this semester’s work: “Many of the submissions Gandy Dancer was grateful to receive this semester explore that shift from who we were to who we’ve become.” In addition to work by current SUNY students, the issue highlights work by SUNY alumni in the section “Postscript,” and a review of a recently published book alongside an interview with the author.
Gandy Dancer is the result of the hard work of an entire class which comes together to learn about the history of literary journals, acquisitions, the editorial process, and the production process of putting together a publication.